SCREEN COMPOSING BOOTCAMP 2018
ADVANCING THE CAREERS OF TWO REGIONALLY-BASED SCREEN COMPOSERS
Screen Composing Bootcamp, Screenworks’ professional development program supported by APRA AMCOS is designed to give two composers living in *Northern Rivers NSW the opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals.
Through the Screen Composing Bootcamp, the selected participants will receive up to 6 weeks of mentoring to assist their skills development, increase their experience and help them to build confidence and capacity composing music for screen content. They will also travel to Sydney to meet composers, attend meetings and observe the business of screen composing.
Screen Composing Bootcamp provides the extraordinary opportunity for two Northern Rivers composers to connect with the screen industry opportunity, showcase their talents and be exposed to career pathway opportunities.
Screenworks and APRA AMCOS acknowledges the need to address the gender imbalance within the Australian and New Zealand music industry. Only 21.7% of APRA writer members identify as female. To help address the significant under representation of women working as screen composers, at least one of the selected participants will be a female screen composer.
Screenworks has been running programs to support the development of regional screen composers for over a decade to build the capacity of emerging and early-career screen composers, provide opportunity for people living and/or working in regional NSW, and improve our local industry’s capacity and sustainability.
In 2006, Adam Gock & Dinesh Wicks established The D.A’s Office, an award winning Music & Sound Design company for Film, Television, Radio & TVC. They have a built a reputation for “creating a unique voice for each project, not a ‘The D.A’s Office‘ sound”.
Recent productions include Masterchef (Worldwide), Kakadu (Awarded documentary), Life On The Reef (documentary), Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta (documentary), Once Upon A Time In Punchbowl (documentary), Ten News theme, The Apprentice Australia, Sea Patrol (Drama), Compass (Theme), as well as commercials for Qantas, Virgin, Instyle Magazine, Hyundai, Optus & many more.
In addition to The D.A’s Office, Adam cofounded Lamp Music in 2016, specialist in Music & Sound Design for Advertising. Recent work from Lamp includes Lamb, Audi & Chang Beer.
John Gray is a multi-award winning film composer, having written both orchestral and electronic scores for award winning feature films, documentaries and television – some of which have been finalists and winners at The Emmys, Sundance, Montreal, Venice, Berlin and Sydney international film festivals – to name a few. He was recently nominated for an AFI/AACTA for his score on the critically-acclaimed mini-series “Blue Murder” (2017).
A screen-composition graduate of AFTRS, his drama features include the AFI-nominated “Kokoda” and “What Lola Wants”. He also recently composed for the acclaimed documentary “The Opposition”, the Emmy Award winning SBS series “Go Back to Where You Came From”, the ABC documentary series “Great Southern Land” and the documentary Audience Award Winner at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival “Love Marriage in Kabul”.
John is currently a board member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) and enjoys advocating on behalf of both emerging composers and his peers.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Two professional screen composers will come to the Northern Rivers to meet with two selected emerging or early-career screen composers and along with Screenworks will brief them on the mentoring expectations.
The two selected participants will be offered the following opportunities:
- UNDERTAKE A SCREEN COMPOSERS BOOTCAMP PROGRAM OF UP TO 6 WEEKS
The two selected mentorees will undertake a ‘boot camp’ program (up to 6 weeks) where they will receive remote mentoring to assist their skills development, increase their experience and help them to build confidence and capacity composing music for screen content. The program will connect and showcase their talents and expose them to career pathway opportunities.
- OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND INDUSTRY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
A trip to Sydney for up to 1 week to meet with the mentor and other composers as well as APRA AMCOS representatives. The mentor may offer the opportunity to attend meetings with producers, observe business skills and provide additional advice.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA:
Screenworks will conduct an online application process. A panel of industry professionals will help select the two participating screen composers (at least one of the selected participants is to be female).
To apply for Screen Composing Bootcamp you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Must be able to demonstrate a high-level of composing ability by providing an audio example of screen compositions and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a long-term career as a screen composer;
- Demonstrate that you have been living in the Northern Rivers* for a minimum period of 6 months prior to submitting your application (* refer to definitions below);
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
- Be a current Screenworks member or paid a $15 application fee if you are a non-member; and
- Complete all sections of the online application form and submit the application prior to 5pm Wednesday 21 February 2018
SUPPORT MATERIALS AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED:
- Details on your previous experience/current projects
- An audio sample of your work – links to completed projects
- An up-to-date resume/CV
The following selection criteria will be considered when assessing applicants for participation in Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp program (all criteria areas are equally weighted):
- The potential for the mentoring opportunity to help the applicant build relevant industry skills and potential to establish a career as a screen composer living and working regionally.
- The skills, achievements, experience and track record of the applicant(s) and the quality of their previous work.
- The potential of the applicant to contribute to and enhance the growth of screen production in the Northern Rivers region, demonstrated by the quality of sample works and support documentation provided with the application.
Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people living in remote areas of Australia are strongly encouraged.
Screenworks is strongly committed to ensuring equal access to this project – if you require assistance with your application, please contact Screenworks on:
Telephone: (02) 6687 1599.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
ASSESSMENT PROCESS & APPLICATION DEADLINES:
All applications will receive an initial eligibility, quality and relevance assessment by Screenworks staff. Shortlisted applications will be sent to an assessment panel comprised of highly qualified and experienced screen industry professionals.
The assessment panel will consider how well the eligible applicants meet the selection criteria (listed above).
Applicants will be notified by late February 2018/early March 2018, in writing of the outcome of their application.
Applications to Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp program closed at 5pm Wednesday 21st February (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
Applications must be submitted using the online application form available via Screenworks website. No late entries will be accepted, no extensions will be granted. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible. Any application fees must have been paid prior to the deadline.
Screenworks will advise all applicants in writing of application success or otherwise. No specific feedback will be given on individual applications.
*Northern Rivers is defined as the following 7 local government areas – Tweed, Byron, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Ballina, Kyogle and Clarence Valley.
Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp is supported by APRA AMCOS
APRA AMCOS is a key business partner to Australasian music creators. We have 95,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers. We license organisations to play, perform, copy or record our members’ music, and we distribute the royalties to our members.
As a world-leading organisation invested in the future of music, APRA AMCOS enables music creators and customers to maximise the value music brings to business and life. We achieve this through a simple and effective licensing framework, and providing holistic industry support – from education, to live music, export, creators’ rights advocacy and recognition through our high profile awards and events program.
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Published on October 11, 2017 4:11 pm